In the one-year Master's programme Philosophy, you will acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems. It enables you to explore one or more sub-areas of philosophy, studying both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy.
Inclusive and wide-ranging
The Master's programme Philosophy is the most inclusive of its kind in the Netherlands. It covers a wide range of topics and has a strong international focus. The programme familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy and explores both Anglo-Saxon and European philosophy. You will acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems, as well as to formulate and present targeted research questions within a broader research plan.
Studying Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam
As a philosophy student at the University of Amsterdam, you can tailor your programme to your own interests through the wide selection of courses offered by the Department of Philosophy. Courses are grouped under the following topics:
- Art, Culture and Critique
- Ethics, Politics and Society
- Language, Logic, Mind and Metaphysics
- Science & Humanities, Technology and Society
Philosophy at the UvA is highly regarded in terms of research and teaching quality and was voted the best in the Netherlands in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Philosophy is an accredited degree programme. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Philosophy and the title Master of Arts (MA).
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- Degree programme
- MA Philosophy
- Regular study programme
- one year ECTS, 12 months
- Language of instruction
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